United Way of NYC President & CEO Gordon Campbell to Step Down


Will join NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service as Professor in Fall 2012

Board of Directors Commends Legacy, Will Begin Search for Replacement

New York, NY- United Way of New York City (UWNYC) announced today that President and CEO Gordon Campbell will be stepping down effective September, 2012.  Campbell will be joining New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service as a Professor of Practice.  UWNYC is set to begin a transition and search for his replacement.

"This was not an easy decision as the work and mission of United Way is so deeply important to me," said Campbell.  "I want to say a heartfelt thank you to our Board and staff for the past four and a half amazing years. It has been a privilege to work with some of the most dedicated individuals I know in improving education, income stability and health, and strengthening the capacity of nonprofits across the five boroughs. Our efforts to inform and advance citywide policies, practices and systems are beginning to achieve the kind of scalable, sustainable changes that are critical in the fight to alleviate and prevent poverty.  I am very confident in the ability of UWNYC’s Board, senior leadership and staff to continue to build on that success."

Robert J. Kueppers, Chair of the Board and Chief Volunteer Officer, stated, "While we are disappointed by Gordon’s decision, we wish him the absolute best in pursuing his long-time dream of teaching at the university level full-time.  The Board and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gordon for the incredible work he has done during his tenure at United Way.  He steered the organization through the funding challenges of the severe economic downturn, and helped us emerge on stronger financial footing for the future.  And he helped make United Way NYC a driving force in improving education, income stability and health throughout New York’s diverse communities.   His vision and energy have been a daily inspiration."

"In the coming weeks the Board will form a Search Committee to focus on the important task of identifying United Way of New York City’s next President & CEO," Kueppers continued.  "We will ensure that the organization doesn’t miss a beat in advancing its mission to alleviate and prevent poverty across the five boroughs."

About United Way of New York City
United Way of New York City (UWNYC) brings together people, resources and ideas to achieve lasting systemic changes that improve the education, income stability and health of New Yorkers, and foster a more robust and effective nonprofit sector. We believe that everyone has a role in building a better future for all. We offer diverse opportunities for New Yorkers to give, advocate and volunteer to advance the common good. To learn more about our work and how to get involved, visit www.UnitedWayNYC.org.